Brighton Student bloggers

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The film that inspired me to study!

As a mature student there have been many occasions when I have been inspired to do something. My passion has been photography which I pursued and got good at. I did a lot of manipulation of photos to create a whole new photo. I enjoyed creating fantasy images and this required me to have a…

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Students engaging with facilities in the Huxley building

Why study at Brighton? The Huxley building!

One of my favourite places at Brighton University is Huxley Building located at the Moulsecoomb campus. Specialist facilities at Brighton Huxley itself has seven floors, mainly filled with specialised labs but also lecture halls and offices. My favourite floors are the 4th and 5th as this is where I spend most of my time participating…

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How to choose what to study at university – my story!

Hello, my name is Jess and I am studying a humanities and social science degree at the University of Brighton. Deciding what to study and choosing a degree at university can often feel overwhelming for many, which is completely normal and understandable. There are many pathways that prospective students will follow. For example, I knew…

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How my course is helping to save our environment! [video]

To read more about how your course can help save the environment, check out Anna’s blogs!

The BOOK that inspired me to study!

I’ve always loved books. Just ask my daughter: she’s always commenting on the towering stacks of old paperbacks or stuffed shelves on every wall of the house. Or my son, groaning when I pick up yet another curious-looking novel that’s been left for free on someone’s wall. (That’s a fantastic Brighton tradition, by the way: got something you don’t…

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Why I chose the University of Brighton [video]

Read more about Ollie’s university experience here!

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The best bits about studying Photography at Brighton

Studying BA Photography at University of Brighton has taught me to be independent and to build a professional practice. However, I wouldn’t have been able to do this without the facilities and staff on the course. The staff – they are so supportive The staff on this course are friendly, willing and flexible. If you…

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Brighton student in South Laine

Studying as a mature student – why I chose Games Art and Design

Choosing what course you want to do at university is very difficult for some people. Others are fortunate in that they know from an early age what they would like to do. I am a mature student and am starting out late in an industry but I believe one is never too old to study…

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Navigating the Clearing Process: Your Gateway to University Life

Hello, the journey to university can be a mix of excitement, anticipation, and a fair share of nerves. One of the aspects that may seem daunting is the Clearing process. But don’t worry We’re here to guide you through it, ensuring you’re well-prepared and confident as you embark on this new chapter of your life….

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Grace smiling in the physiotherapy suite

Clearing is about YOU not just your grades! I DID IT! My story [video]

Do grades matter in Clearing? Yes, exam grades matter in Clearing, but they are only one element that universities consider. Your vocational achievements are also important and universities use the UCAS tariff to assess this and like to hear about your aspirations not just exam results. Here’s what recent graduate Grace said about her grades…

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